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strict

 (strĭkt)
adj. strict·er, strict·est
1.
a. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline: a strict parent.
b. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition: a strict vegetarian.
2.
a. Requiring close observance or demanding in expectations: strict standards. See Synonyms at severe.
b. Carefully maintained or observed: strict silence; strict loyalty.
3. Not loose or vague; exact or precise: a strict definition.
4. Botany Stiff, narrow, and upright.

[Middle English stricte, narrow, small, from Latin strictus, tight, strict, past participle of stringere, to draw tight; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]

strict′ly adv.
strict′ness n.

strict

(strɪkt)
adj
1. adhering closely to specified rules, ordinances, etc: a strict faith.
2. complied with or enforced stringently; rigorous: a strict code of conduct.
3. severely correct in attention to rules of conduct or morality: a strict teacher.
4. (of a punishment, etc) harsh; severe
5. (prenominal) complete; absolute: in strict secrecy.
6. (Logic) logic maths (of a relation)
a. applying more narrowly than some other relation often given the same name, as strict inclusion, which holds only between pairs of sets that are distinct, while simple inclusion permits the case in which they are identical. See also proper9, ordering
b. distinguished from a relation of the same name that is not the subject of formal study
7. (Botany) botany rare very straight, narrow, and upright: strict panicles.
[C16: from Latin strictus, from stringere to draw tight]
ˈstrictly adv
ˈstrictness n

strict

(strɪkt)

adj. -er, -est.
1. closely conforming to requirements or principles: a strict observance of rituals.
2. stringent; exacting: strict laws; a strict judge.
3. rigorously enforced: strict silence.
4. exact; precise: in the strict sense of the word.
5. narrowly or carefully limited: a strict construction of the Constitution.
6. absolute; complete: strict confidence.
7. Archaic. drawn tight.
[1570–80; < Latin strictus, past participle of stringere to draw tight]
strict′ly, adv.
strict′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strict - rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard; "rigorous application of the law"; "a strict vegetarian"
exact - marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact; "an exact mind"; "an exact copy"; "hit the exact center of the target"
2.strict - (of rules) stringently enforced; "hard-and-fast rules"
invariable - not liable to or capable of change; "an invariable temperature"; "an invariable rule"; "his invariable courtesy"
3.strict - characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
abstemious - sparing in consumption of especially food and drink; "the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
4.strict - incapable of compromise or flexibility
intolerant - unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
5.strict - severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
demanding - requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding"

strict

adjective
1. severe, harsh, stern, firm, rigid, rigorous, stringent, austere French privacy laws are very strict.
severe soft, moderate, flexible, mild, tolerant, laid-back (informal), easy-going, lax, easy-oasy (slang)
2. stern, firm, severe, harsh, authoritarian, austere, no-nonsense My parents were very strict.
3. exact, accurate, precise, close, true, particular, religious, faithful, meticulous, scrupulous the strictest sense of the word
4. devout, religious, orthodox, pious, pure, reverent, prayerful a strict Catholic
5. absolute, complete, total, perfect, utter Your enquiry will be handled in strict confidence.

strict

adjective
1. Not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness:
2. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others:
3. Conforming completely to established rule:
Translations
حازِمدَقيق، مَضْبوطصارِم
přísnýstriktnípřesný
streng
ankara
strog
nákvæmurstrangur
厳しい
엄격한
nepiekāpīgsprecīzsstingrstiešs
strog
sträng
เข้มงวด
nghiêm khắc

strict

[strɪkt] ADJ (stricter (compar) (strictest (superl)))
1. (= stern, severe) [person, discipline] → estricto, severo
her strict upbringingla educación estricta or rigurosa que recibió
to be strict with sbser estricto or severo con algn
2. (= stringent) [rules] → estricto; [control] → estricto, riguroso; [limit] → riguroso; [security measures] → riguroso, estricto; [orders] → tajante, terminante, estricto
to be under strict orders (not) to do sthtener órdenes estrictas de (no) hacer algo
3. (= precise) [meaning] → estricto
in strict order of precedencepor riguroso or estricto orden de precedencia
in the strict sense of the worden el sentido estricto de la palabra
4. (= absolute) [secrecy] → absoluto
I told you that in strict confidencete lo dije con la más absoluta reserva
all your replies will be treated in the strictest confidencetodas las respuestas serán tratadas con la reserva más absoluta
strict liability (Jur) → responsabilidad f absoluta
5. (= rigorous) [Methodist] → estricto; [vegetarian, diet] → estricto, riguroso; [hygiene] → absoluto
I'm a strict teetotallersoy estrictamente or rigurosamente abstemio

strict

[ˈstrɪkt] adj
[law, rule, instructions, diet] → strict(e)
in strict confidence → tout à fait confidentiellement
[teacher, parent, disciplinarian] → strict(e)
to be strict with sb → être strict(e) avec qn
[Muslim, Catholic, vegetarian] → strict(e)
(= precise) [meaning, sense] → strict(e)
in the strict sense of the word → au sens strict du terme

strict

adj (+er)
(= stern, severe) law, parent, principles, judge etcstreng; order, ban, disciplinestrikt, streng; obedienceabsolut, strikt; Catholicstrenggläubig; they’re very strict about timekeepinges wird streng auf Pünktlichkeit geachtet
(= precise)streng; accuracy, neutrality, secrecyabsolut, streng; translation, meaninggenau; in the strict sense of the wordgenau genommen; in strict confidencestreng vertraulich; in (the) strictest confidencein strengster Vertraulichkeit, strengstens vertraulich; there is a strict time limit on thatdas ist zeitlich genau begrenzt; in strict order of precedencestreng nach Rangordnung

strict

[strɪkt] adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (stern, severe, person, principles, views) → severo/a, rigido/a; (order, rule) → rigoroso/a; (supervision) → stretto/a; (discipline, ban) → rigido/a
b. (precise, meaning, accuracy) → preciso/a; (absolute, secrecy, truth) → assoluto/a; (time limit) → tassativo/a
in the strict sense of the word → nel senso stretto della parola
in strict confidence → in assoluta confidenza

strict

(strikt) adjective
1. severe, stern, and compelling obedience. This class needs a strict teacher; His parents were very strict with him; The school rules are too strict; strict orders.
2. exact or precise. If the strict truth were known, he was drunk, not ill.
ˈstrictness noun
ˈstrictly adverb
strictly speaking
if we must be completely accurate, act according to rules etc. Strictly speaking, he should be punished for this.

strict

حازِم přísný streng streng αυστηρός estricto ankara strict strog rigido 厳しい 엄격한 streng streng ścisły rigoroso строгий sträng เข้มงวด katı nghiêm khắc 严格的

strict

a. estricto-a; exacto-a.

strict

adj estricto
References in classic literature ?
So she took Amy by the hand, and taught her as she herself had been taught sixty years ago, a process which carried dismay to Amy's soul, and made her feel like a fly in the web of a very strict spider.
Young Aubigny's rule was a strict one, too, and under it his negroes had forgotten how to be gay, as they had been during the old master's easy-going and indulgent lifetime.
Filling it with water, he retired a short distance, to a place where the ground was more firm and dry; here he coolly seated himself, and after taking a long, and, apparently, a grateful draught, he commenced a very strict examination of the fragments of food left by the Hurons, which had hung in a wallet on his arm.
Mindful, however, of her own errors and misfortunes, she early sought to impose a tender but strict control over the infant immortality that was committed to her charge.
In fact, placed before the strict and piercing truth, this whole story will fare like that fish, flesh, and fowl idol of the Philistines, Dagon by name; who being planted before the ark of Israel, his horse's head and both the palms of his hands fell off from him, and only the stump or fishy part of him remained.
Black Sam, as he was commonly called, from his being about three shades blacker than any other son of ebony on the place, was revolving the matter profoundly in all its phases and bearings, with a comprehensiveness of vision and a strict lookout to his own personal well-being, that would have done credit to any white patriot in Washington.
Ham- mering each other -- for we stepped aside and looked on while they rolled, and struggled, and gouged, and pounded, and bit, with the strict and wordless attention to business of so many bulldogs.
It had its unwritten laws, and they were as clearly defined and as strict as any that could be found among the printed statues of the land.
Tom was like the rest of the respectable boys, in that he envied Huckleberry his gaudy outcast condition, and was un- der strict orders not to play with him.
No one-sided portrait, --no wholesale complaints,--but strict justice done, whenever individual kindliness has neutralized, for a moment, the deadly system with which it was strangely allied.
Partridge in a day or two, and shall give her a strict charge to be on the lookout for any thing eligible.
A party was formed this evening for going on the following day to see a very fine place about twelve miles from Barton, belonging to a brother-in-law of Colonel Brandon, without whose interest it could not be seen, as the proprietor, who was then abroad, had left strict orders on that head.